My friend, Dina ,came for an impromptu visit from California this week. Her son attends college in South Carolina and she needed to help him as he settled in. We hadn’t seen each other since we first met two years ago. It was a divine appointment when we first met, and it was this time as well. God is so good.
We got up around 4 a.m. on Thursday so I could get her to the airport. It’s a good thing Dina likes to live on the edge! I got lost and we had to stop and ask for directions. I think God was just testing her to see if she was trusting in Him to get her to the airport or me. If she had been trusting in me to get her there, she would have been really disappointed. On the other hand, what was she thinking by trusting a blond, paralyzed chick to get her anywhere, especially at 4 a.m.?! She did get to the airport thirty minutes later than we intended, but still made her flight.
As I was thinking (and laughing) about that whole incident, I thought it was a lot like the church. Sometimes we’re the one driving and sometimes we’re along for the ride. We’ re trying to get to the same place, and the reality is, we really have to trust God, not each other, to get us there. If the truth were really told, those in the driver’s seat are there, for whatever reason, with their own handicaps and need for direction and those along for the ride would do themselves a favor by not putting their trust anywhere but in the Lord. We’re all in this thing together. We all have to be willing to live on the edge, and trust wholly in God.
Jeremiah 17:5 (Whole Chapter)
Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:7 (Whole Chapter)[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.